Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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What to Do When You Have Too Much on Your Plate
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The Path to a Math Major
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Senior Year: Take One
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Undecided: How to Narrow Down Your College List
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10 Lessons from 10 Weeks at UR
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How to Get an Internship in High School
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Why I’m Glad I Chose the University of Rochester
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New Blogger Alert!
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When a UFO Lands on Campus
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The Joys and Challenges of Triple Majoring

What to Do When You Have Too Much on Your Plate

At the activities fair, people are thrusting flyers at you from all directions. Assorted sports balls are flying overhead. People are shouting to communicate. It’s all a blur and somehow by the end you’ve signed up to be on the mailing lists for a dozen clubs. A couple of weeks later you get a job[…]

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The Path to a Math Major

Hello everyone! My name is Nicole, and if you read the title of this post, you can probably guess what my major is. But this was not always so. I want to share my experience choosing a major so that you, reading this right now, know that not everyone is born knowing exactly what they[…]

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Senior Year: Take One

Hello everyone! Sorry I have been MIA lately; senior year has been overwhelming. I’m almost at the two month mark, and to be honest, I can’t believe it. The fact that I’ll be graduating in a few months is hard to digest, because I feel like it was only months ago that I was trying[…]

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Undecided: How to Narrow Down Your College List

What does being “undecided” mean when talking about the college application process? Regardless of whether you are applying this cycle or are just trying to get an early start, being aware of these key terms is very important. Undecided is a term used to describe a student who has not decided on a major or[…]

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10 Lessons from 10 Weeks at UR

When I packed my bags and left my home in Malaysia back in August to begin my college adventure here at Rochester, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I was apprehensive about the weather (arguably the biggest difference), living alone for the first time, and what my classes would be like. Fast forward about[…]

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How to Get an Internship in High School

The summer between your senior year of high school and college is the perfect time to do some self-exploration. The possibilities are endless, but one option I would advise you to consider is participating in an internship or student-work program. As an incoming college student, you will be faced with a lot of career and[…]

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Why I’m Glad I Chose the University of Rochester

Hi! My name is Carolyn Richter, and I’m excited to begin writing as an Admissions Blogger for the University of Rochester. As you may have read in my bio, I’m a current sophomore planning to double major in marketing and creative writing with a minor in journalism. I moved cross-country from Silicon Valley to New[…]

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New Blogger Alert!

Hi, my name is Melanie Earle and I am a new blogger for the University of Rochester blog! I am a member of the Class of 2023. I come from New York, New York. (Manhattan. I get asked a lot if it’s the city.) I am majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in political science.[…]

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When a UFO Lands on Campus

by Linnie Schell, e5 student With an opening pitch of “Let’s fake an alien invasion,” I invariably was greeted with either excitement or abject puzzlement. I was always confused by the later reactions. It’s art! And space! And aliens! Who doesn’t, deep down, want to plant a shiny metal UFO on their front lawn? They were[…]

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The Joys and Challenges of Triple Majoring

The elusive triple major: feared by most, attempted by few, and almost unheard of entirely. But what does it actually mean to be a part of the few students who elect to undergo this endeavor? I talked with three of my friends who have decided to pursue three majors—Jillian Breithaupt and Elizabeth Tighe, both sophomores,[…]

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